Publisher: Edgemont (2011)
Format: Paperback | 273 pages
Genre(s): Young Adult, Science-Fiction
Description (GR): "It's a brave new world. 'My name is Kyle Straker. And I don't exist anymore.' So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded on to old audio tapes. You might think these tapes are a hoax. But perhaps they contain the history of a past world."
0.4 is a small book that can be read in a few hours (which is, in fact what I've done). The concept is somewhat innovative in the YA sci-fi world. The problem was that it read like a short story and everything was rushed. There was little to no character development and in spite of it being well written enough to be captivating I didn't feel like it was anything special right up until the final chapters.
Overall, 0.4 had a good concept but the brevity and shallow development were a bit annoying and made most of this book feel pretty 'average'. Then the author had to go and make it interesting in the last chapters, which is why I gave it this rating (I really want to know what happens next now).View all my reviews